I Lost Everything…And Got It All Back: We Survived America’s Opioid Crisis

Five years ago, I didn't have a future. I had an addict for a husband, chaos for a life, food stamps for groceries, and three small children. I had dreams, but they seemed impossible given all those other things I just mentioned. When I asked my husband to leave, I lost everything...again. For the three-thousandth … Continue reading I Lost Everything…And Got It All Back: We Survived America’s Opioid Crisis

Out of Survival Mode into…ON FIRE!

I have lived in survival mode for most of the last decade, since the recession came and swept away my pride and savings, and the death toll began to rise in my life. But, a few months ago, I decided to change everything about the way I think and live in the world. Following the … Continue reading Out of Survival Mode into…ON FIRE!

An Extraordinary Life Makeover, That Started With a “Chainsmokers” Show

Everything changed at a Chainsmokers concert in November. I am living an extraordinary life now, and it all started with one night, standing on a VIP riser, drowning in bass at a Chainsmokers concert. Back in September, I had a major relapse of seizures. I'd gone 110 days without any seizures over the summer (summer … Continue reading An Extraordinary Life Makeover, That Started With a “Chainsmokers” Show

The Brave & Brokenhearted Club: Are You In?

I want to start a new club. Who wants to join? Everyone? Great!!!!! It's called The Brave and Brokenhearted Club. Think you belong in it? Here are the qualifications for admission: A) You are human.  B) You've had your heart broken. C) You are still living and breathing and walking around on a planet with … Continue reading The Brave & Brokenhearted Club: Are You In?

On the Edge of a New Era (in Which We FEEL)

After awhile, you learn what people do and don't want to hear. You learn that most people don't really feel comfortable hearing the truth of your feelings. So you start changing, without even meaning to. You hide your feelings...stuff them down so deep you don't even realize you're stuffing them. Because where else do we … Continue reading On the Edge of a New Era (in Which We FEEL)